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Full Show: The Shutdown’s Effect On Airports, And Harvey Recovery Centers Opening (Jan. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The government shutdown causes a security checkpoint to close at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The City of Houston is opening four Harvey recovery centers. A new book calls into question America’s approach to working for the release of kidnapped journalists. A documentary details the role nutria have come to play in Gulf Coast culture. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Jazmine Barnes Case, And New HSPVA Campus Opens (Jan. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn the latest on the murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. Then, we tour the new downtown campus for Kinder HSPVA. Plus, a local vet answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Sutherland Springs Anniversary, And Houston’s Changing Skyline (Nov. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn how candidates are spending the final hours of campaigning. And we check in on Sutherland Springs a year after the mass shooting there. Plus, we examine ways local governments can change to keep up with Houston's growth. We tour downtown to learn the stories behind Houston's skyscrapers. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Synagogue Shooting Reaction, and Rwandan Genocide Survivor (Oct. 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The Houston Jewish community reacts to the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Then, Houstonian Jeanne Celestine-Lakin tells her story of surviving the Rwandan genocide. Plus, we learn why Sam Houston State wants to launch a new medical school. And Houston-based baseball writer Jesus Ortiz wraps up the World Series for us.

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Full Show: Houston Scientist Wins Nobel Prize, And The Challenges of Polling (Oct. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We hear from Dr. Jim Allison from MD Anderson, recipient of the Nobel Prize for his work in cancer treatment research. We examine how polls are conducted with Anthony Salvanto of CBS News. We look back at NASA's history as the agency marks 60 years. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Warning to Humanity, and Houstonians’ Favorite Books (Sept. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the case of a Dallas police officer fatally shooting a black man in his apartment. Then, scientists warn humanity about impending environmental disasters. Plus, Houstonians discuss their favorite books. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Problems With The Flood Insurance Program, And Preserving Memories Of Harvey (July 30, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: As more people buy flood insurance, we learn what challenges the program faces. And we discover why HPD officers are learning Mandarin Chinese. Then, two local researchers explain why Harvey was a wake-up call regarding nature and our changing climate. Plus, we learn about a project to preserve Houstonians' memories of the storm. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Opioid Intervention, And Harvey Recovery Update (June 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Could Houston house immigrant minors detained at the U.S.-Mexico border? Then, a new report says thousands of homes are at risk from rising tides. Also, we learn about a new intervention program for opioid abuse. We get an update on Harvey recovery efforts. And we discuss the latest Houston sports news.

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Full Show: Student Voices On School Safety, And New ‘Right-To-Try’ Law (June 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Student activists want their voices heard in a new school safety committee. We learn about some errors on recent STAAR tests. We discuss new federal legislation giving terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers questions about your pets. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Helping Students Return To School After A Shooting, And Answers To Your Sleep Questions (May 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn how counselors help students return to class after a school shooting. Sleep expert Dr. Richard Castriotta answers your questions. And we recap the Rockets' playoff loss to the Warriors.